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SC21 Silver Award targeted for 2019

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The prestigious SC21 Industry Bronze Award given to JP Aero

SC21 is hugely important to the aerospace industry as it provides the industry with a single strategic programme to improve performance. Lean more…


How aeroplanes are made; a behind the scenes look at an everyday miracle

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An Airbus 360 on the runway

Find out how aeroplanes are made and take a quick look behind the scenes at the everyday miraculous.


Aircraft manufacturers showing no signs of Brexit slowdown

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Aircraft ready for takeoff

With all the doom and gloom surrounding certain sectors after the Referendum vote, it is encouraging to see aerospace continuing to perform so well. Regardless of whether we are in the EU or not, one thing for certain is that more and more people will continue to want to fly and demand to meet these needs will keep soaring. How do we know this? Well, we’re far too busy manufacturing and selling aircraft fasteners to spend too much time with our noses buried in the FT, but we did notice some tell-tale signs in the world of steel this week. The price of steel has risen 61% since last December to $616 a ton, and it seems that the strength

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Graduate’s potential game changer in aerospace design

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Graduate testing new aircraft

A young graduate from Texas has developed a new turning system for airplanes that has the potential to transform how aircraft are controlled, opening up a new frontier in performance and fuel saving technology. By using weights that move back and forth within the wings to change direction, Samath Reddy Vengate of the University of Texas at Arlington, has potentially removed the need for ailerons and elevators. Ailerons and elevators are the moveable surfaces near the trailing edges of wings and tails. These control the roll and pitch of the aircraft, allowing it to bank and change direction. However they are also one of the chief causes of drag, slowing down aircraft and causing them to burn extra fuel. Removing

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Our top 5 favourite aircraft of 2016

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Honda Aircraft HA-420

As we pass the halfway point of 2016 we thought we’d take stock of some of our favourite aircraft to have surfaced so far. There’s no doubt that this year has seen some very interesting developments in the world of aviation, and being so hugely passionate about these things we just couldn’t help but take the opportunity to share them. The SkyRunner Of all the outlandish flying machines out there this one really got us going. It’s straight out of a James Bond film and guaranteed to provide every bit as much of a thrill. Designed by a start-up in Shreveport, Louisiana to meet off-road accessibility with the freedom to fly it has just earned S-LSA approval, getting the go-ahead

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Inside the magical world of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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BBJ 737 Aeroplane Interior

As huge aviation fans, we just couldn’t keep our eyes off of the first fully appointed VVIP Boeing 787 as it flew into EBACE 2016 over the weekend. image courtesy of Kestrel Aviation Management As the ultimate in luxury airliners these incredible machines comes with some of the most eye-drooling interiors you’ll ever see, and none more so than the much anticipated VVIP. It’s the first fully outfitted BBJ 787-8, following a close collaboration led by Kestrel Aviation and involving Greenpoint Technologies and Pierrejean Design Studio of Paris. And it basically comes with more luxury fixtures and fittings than your average superyacht. From the main lounge with its divans, tables and 55 inch flat-screen monitors to the en-suite master bedroom,

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We’ve added a new FAQs page to our website

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We're announcing our new frequently asked questions page

You can now head over to our new FAQs page to find answers to our most commonly asked questions. We’ve tried to include everything we can to make it as useful as possible. However, if you still can’t find what you are looking for please feel free to drop us a line and one of our team will be happy to help. You can either get in touch by email, use the contact us form, or simply give us a call on +44 (0)208 504 8833 during UK office hours. We’ve got a great team of passionate enthusiasts here who share an incredible level of experience when it comes to dealing with all types of fastener related issues. You can

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Could these new hybrid airships replace ocean-going container ships?

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LMH1 hybrid heavy airship

The team here at JP Aero is intrigued by the appearance of a new and highly innovative hybrid-airship being developed by aerospace giants Lockheed Martin. With the possibility of these floating castles one day even replacing ocean going container ships, we couldn’t help but take a closer look. At JP Aero our job is to supply aerospace fasteners to the aviation industry, along with industrial fasteners, to a wide range of sectors including oil & gas, defence and technology. It seems that every year brings the possibility of something new and wonderful appearing on our horizon and the end of this decade could be one of the best of the lot. The LMH-1 Hybrid heavy airship, is one the most

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Aerospace fasteners specified from Deep Space; a new frontier?

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How will we manufacture fasteners on Mars?

With humankind hopeful of reaching Mars in the 2030s a new era in deep space specification is opening up. Both NASA and ESA are estimating that the first manned space flights to Mars will take place sometime during this decade, opening up a whole new frontier in the world of fastener manufacturing. Welcome to the new era of deep space specification. We ask: is this the most exciting industry ever?


As the industry expands globally in 2016, safety must come first

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aeroplane highlights how aerospace safety comes first

A recent survey of the world’s safest airlines placed the Australian carrier Quantas at the top of the safety charts for the third year running. The list was compiled by independent plane safety rating website airlineratings.com and ranks 407 airlines by their safest record in the previous year. As manufacturers and suppliers of aerospace fasteners, we were struck by the following comment from the organisation: “Our top 20 safest airlines are always at the forefront of safety innovation and the launching of new more advanced aircraft.” The quote highlights how innovation is right at the heart of our industry-wide mission to insist on the highest safety standards possible. It sits close to our own ethos of supplying the aviation industry

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